BA + JD in six years.

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BA + JD in six years.

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:10 pm

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby Gorki » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:15 pm

I think this is just a more amped up version of what U of SDakota does. You can take half of your 1L USDLS classes during your senior year as a USD UG student.... But the academic requirements they are asking for seem really too much, especially since this is KU and not a t14. You are better off going somewhere else and finishing your UG in three years then just doing LS like normal...

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby z0rk » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:30 pm

I am a firm believer in taking at least a year or so off between UG and Law school. Not everyone does it, and it isn't a good idea for everyone, but generally I think a brief separation from academia is beneficial for law school studies. This seems a bit ambitious and also a means of ensuring students attend KU law. I have no idea what the legal market looks like in Kansas, but if there is a real need for more lawyers then perhaps this is a program geared towards addressing that issue.

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby RoseVI » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:43 pm

There's an identical program in place at Marquette, though I don't think it's very effective. Of the ten or so people in it from my undergrad class there, I don't think anyone actually ended up at Marquette Law.

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby dingbat » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:47 pm

There are several people in my section who are K-JD and finished UG in 3 years

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby TheZoid » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:52 pm

Think this is a great idea given that undergrad is absolutely worthless and unnecessarily expensive, with the two caveats being that I think some time off after undergrad can be really valuable and the students who start this program are realistic about the ku law job prospects.

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:54 pm

They are not the first or only 3+3 program.

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby kingofdara » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:58 pm

z0rk wrote:I am a firm believer in taking at least a year or so off between UG and Law school.

I completely agree, at least in my own experience. I took two years off and came back prepared to work my ass off. I would not have been able to do it if I had gone straight through without any real world experience.

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby dietcoke0 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:40 pm

Seems like a terrible idea for students, as you get psudo-locked in to a meh law school (my undergrad institute so I'm not hating) before really knowing what it means to go to a better law school. Plus, who know what could happen in those 3 years. Law school may implode and become a TTTT. Also, I agree some time off before law school is very beneficial.

For law schools, seems like a good idea, as you get to reap in money early, since I didn't see an LSAT requirement, meaning no LSAT taken, don't need to give scholly money, and don't need to report the LSAT numbers. Add a "GPA requirement" to ensure you get into the law program, and you found the ultimate loophole.

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Re: BA + JD in six years.

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:44 pm

I did my undergrad in 3 years and it didn't take any fancy "3+3" program.

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